Kitchen Stories

A Swedish researcher strikes up an unlikely friendship with a cranky Norwegian farmer in this splendidly low-key comedy of manners. It's the 1950s, and a Swedish efficiency expert under strict orders not to interact with his subject is sent to improve a Norwegian farmer's culinary efforts. But the sly old farmer much prefers to amuse himself by impeding the timid researcher's work! Soon, in the struggle between neutral observation and the need for human interaction, the kitchen becomes a battleground! A quirky deadpan delight, this "wondrously bizarre" (The Guardian) comedy was a major critical and financial success in its native Norway.

Year: 2003
Genre: Scandinavian Cinema, Film Festivals 2004, 2005, Carmen's Favourites
Country: Norway, Sweden
Director: Bent Hamer
Starring: Joachim Calmeyer, Tomas Norstrom, Reine Brynolfsson, Bjorn Floberg
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Scandinavia)



Permanent Collection

For in-store pickup reservations please call 03 3650 615


The Firemen's Ball (1967)

A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman's first colour film "The Firemen's Ball" is both a d...

Il Postino ( The Postman ) (1994)

Aka 'The Postman'. Massimo Troisi stars as a humble postman in a small beautiful Italian village, wh...

Spotswood (1991)

A delightful comedy about a family owned company's effort to bring its antiquated manufacturing and...

Shower (1999)

This acclaimed drama from Zhang Yang is set in and around a Beijing bathhouse run by its elderly own...

O'Horten (2007)

Now in his late sixties and approaching retirement, Norwegian train engineer Odd Horten (Baard Owe)...

Force Majeure (2014)

Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish...

A Man Called Ove (2015)

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict p...

Pecking Order (2017)

Pecking Order ventures behind the scenes at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club as it e...